Europe 2000 Travel Planner
Rick Steves' secrets to making your next trip to Europe your best (and cheapest) ever. Noted travel writer and PBS "Travels in Europe" host Rick Steves offers his best "through-the-back-door" tips to allow you to enjoy maximum thrills per mile, minute, and dollar in Europe. Plus his exclusive "News Flashes" alert you to what's hot on the Continent.
Pursue a Passion Overseas
Special Interest Vacations Directory
Combine the things you like to do with the places you want to go. Learn authentic Italian cooking in Tuscany . . . Batik techniques in Bali . . . Shakespeare in London . . . or Chinese in Beijing. Active vacations can also be a great travel bargain!
Plus, native German and experienced rock-climber Daniela Persike shares her insider secrets in Climbing in Germany.
Rhonda Strickland in The Arts in Northern Ireland tells visitors how to immerse themselves in Northern Ireland's vibrant art scene.
Tamara Stenn de Choque showcases a new way for visitors to help developing nations in Community-Based Tourism in Bolivia.
Study Abroad: How, Where
Students' Guide to Study Abroad
Univ. of Minnesota Student Chanomi Maxwell-Parish, the winner of the 1999 Transitions Abroad student writers' contest, leads off this collection of advice from study abroad "veterans."
Christopher Moore on talking to people about the program you select.
Aileen Alexandra Finley has her own study abroad checklist.
Ariele Foster on how she prepared for study abroad in Costa Rica.
Student Overseas Program Directory Our biggest student overseas program directory ever lists hundreds of possibilities from Africa to Venezuela! Earn credit while interning in Australia, studying in Sweden, or doing both in Costa Rica!
And Brown student Alia K. Santini gives a 10-step preparation program for those hoping to study abroad.
Study Abroad: The Best Resources
Do Your Homework
Whether you're a student looking for the right international program, an adviser helping students to choose their best options, or just someone who wants to combine the least expense abroad with the greatest rewards, you'll find the information you need.
Travel News to Use
Worldwide Travel Bargains
- Brazil: Celebrate with Rio de Janeiro by Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter
- Italy: Convent Stays in Rome by Bob Wilson
- Croatia: Camping Dalmatia by Carol Mickelsen
- Spain: Exchanging Languages by Tracy Shields Moral
Letter from Europe
England by Boat by Ted Shoemaker
Transitions Abroad Q & A by Kari Bonardchuk
A Cottage on a Loch by Janice Porter Hayes
Highland Holidays by Sean Hickey
The Responsible Traveler
Sunseed's Spanish Oasis by Saskia Cornes
Letter from Latin America
Latin America on the Web by Ron Mader
Property in France by Phyllis Cohen
The Journey Home by Jan Quarles
Traveling to Learn by Dr. Clay Hubbs
Wearing Many Hats by Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter
Study Abroad Adviser
Expanding Your Website by R. Lindsey Parsons
Photography Is Exchange by Rachel Proctor
From the Publisher
After 23 years, Transitions Abroad is often imitated but remains unique: It's both a magazine for resourceful independent travelers and a directory of resources and programs for all who go abroad for a purpose.
This time the focus is Europe. Rick Steves has the travelers update for 2000: How to plan your trip and enjoy maximum travel thrills for every mile, minute and dollar spent in Europe. One way is to charter a boat in England, tying up for the night at a waterside pub or village green. Another way is to rent a "lochside" cottage, a perfect vacation for the whole family. Or you might volunteer in Spain, or even buy a home in France.
Both in and beyond Europe, choose from dozens of special interest vacations—combining travel with anything from painting and music in Austria, to massage in Thailand, to research with scientists anywhere in the world...And our annual student overseas program directory describes hundreds of programs for credit worldwide.
We're also introducing a new column, "Transitions Abroad Q&A", and welcoming a new contributor, Kari Bonardchuk. Next time we shift to Latin America and language schools. See you then!
Editor and Publisher
Dr. Clay A. Hubbs
Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter
International Education Editors
Kari Bodnarchuk (Travel Q & A)
Dianne Brause (Socially Responsible Travel)
Susan Griffith (Work)
Ron Mader (Latin America)
Deborah McLaren (Ecotourism)
William Nolting (Work)
Kent St. John (Independent Travel)
Ted Shoemaker (Europe)
Rick Steves (Budget Travel)
Susan Sygall (Disability Travel)
Kathy Widing (Travel Books)
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